Our Work

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan Board of Directors may refer matters for further consideration and analysis to one of its six policy committees, which report back to the Board of Directors and general assembly with recommendations. Each policy committee includes representation from Directors, Representatives, and Associate Member organizations.

 

Under the guidance of the APAS Board and supported by staff, these policy committees tackle the issues affecting Saskatchewan agriculture and rural communities.

 

Here are some of the most important issues we'll be tacklilng in 2021:  

  • Creation of the next Agricultural Policy Framework in 2023
  • Carbon tax exemptions on grain drying, barn heating, and other farm activities
  • Carbon credit markets and offset protocols
  • Drought and water management for the livestock sector
  • Improving rural internet and cellular service
  • Seed royalty models and value creation
  • Improving grain contracts
  • Enacting provincial trespass legislation
  • Greater transparency on railway performance and costing
  • Canada Grain Act and Canadian Grain Commission reviews
  • Provincial inactive orphan well program
  • Surface rights protections
  • Consultations on “fake meat” labelling
  • Intergenerational transfers and access to capital
  • Young farmer tax incentives
  • On-farm natural gas infrastructure and three-phase power networks
  • “Right to repair” and access to affordable machinery parts
  • Farm labour recruitment and retention
  • Livestock price insurance premiums and set-aside program
  • Provincial meat inspection and processing capacity

Resolutions

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Crops and Transportation

  • Bill C-49
  • Generic Input Product Registration 
  • Clubroot
  • Grain Handling
  • Grain Contracts

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Economics and Trade

  • Business Risk Management Review
  • Farm inputs 
  • Taxation 

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Livestock

  • Risk Management 
  • Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure
  • Right to Farm 
  • Market competition
  • Processing sector ‚Äč

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Land and Environment

  • Federal and provincial climate change policy
  • Land access and biosecurity  
  • Water management,  conservation and  development
  • Surface Rights and Orphan Wells 
  • Ecological Goods and Services 

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Rural Life 

  • Public Trust
  • Broadband Internet 
  • Temporary Foreign      Worker program 
  • Ag Training Certification
  • Health and Education      Services 

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Young Agricultural Producers

  • Tax and succession      planning 
  • Risk Management programs for beginning   producers 
  • Access to land and      capital

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APAS Policy Manual

The APAS Policy Manual is a summary of the resolutions passed since 2010.

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